T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1935
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Chorus, Formed In Prison,
Has Gained International
Fame Since War.
The Don Cossack Russian chorus,
consisting of 36 expatriated officials
of the former Russian Imperial Army,
will present the third concert of the
Choral Union series at 8:15 p.m. Mon-
day in Hill Auditorium. They will
sing under the leadership of Serge
Jaroff, the diminutive but magnetic
conductor of their organization which
has gained wide popularity here by
virtue of past successes before local
This group has won a forefront po-
sition among the great singing bodies
of the world, having started in mu-
sical careers when the army collapsed
during the revolution and they were
held prisoners in the south of Russia.
Expelled After War
During this time, and without in-
struments of any kind, they attempt-
ed to pass away the time by singing,
and under the leadership of Jaroff
they managed to become a sort of
substitute for an army band. They
made such an impression upon their
captors that they were accorded some
privileges, but were forced to leave
their native land after the war.
,For a time they managed to find
employment as church singers in the
Balkan states, and here their suc-
cess became so pronounced that they
were invited to give concerts through-
Had Passport Difficulties
When their first tour of America
was proposed it was at first thought
to be impossible since they are "men
without a country" and so have no
passports. They were allowed to
make use of the "Nansen" passports
issued by the League of Nations, how-
ever, and so have brought to this
country a choral organization that
was characterized by the late Albert
. Q. Of 'Blue Venus' Chorines
Isn't Up To College Standard
By CLAYTON D. HEPLER of Illinois, rated the highest in the
Cameramen, reporters, and many group. The average age of the group
interested spectators gathered round was 19 years.
yesterday when Dr. T. Luther Pur- Seldom Use Pencils
dom director of the Bureau of Occu- t
pational Information, gave six girls P
from the "Blue Venus Revue" an in- ofCReading. Pa.,hand JanetScau of
telligence test to determine how they Chicago, were the others who par-
rated with college freshmen. ticipated.
Albert E. Wiggam, a psychologist, An interesting revelation was that!
who recently stated that "Many a the girl who received the highest
glamorous chorus girl has a higher mark in the quick detection of syn-
intelligence quotient than the aver- onyms and antonyms failed her
age college graduate," was both up- arithmetic completely. The one who
held and repudiated when it was was best in completing the sentence
found that the average mark made also got her computations wrong.I
by the chorines was slightly under Vic Spouse, director of the troupe,
that atained by the freshman class explained the difficulty, saying that
of last year. the only time the girls had a pencil in
May Be More Competent their hands was when they signed
Their mark might be construed to the payroll. "They don't even write
show that they were actually more to their boy friends," he added. "They
competent than our co-eds, however, telephone."
Dr. Purtdom stated, because of the Five of the girls complained thatf
fact that on an average they had the sixth distracted them by doing all
been out of school for three or four her figuring in a barely audible voice,
years and didn't have the mental "and besides all her answers were
discipline that the freshmen, with 12 wrong."
years' of continuous training imme-
diately preceding the test, had at
their disposal. DAILY F C AL
The girls were given the Thurston,
psychology examination for college
freshmen, the same examination that_________________
all first year students are required (Continued from Page 4)
to take in the annual orientation pro-
gram. ness preliminaries beginning at 4:00.
Two former college girls, Nadine The program, open to the public at
Snow, a graduate of the speech de- 4:15 will be devoted to a colloquium
partment of Northwestern Univer- on John Stuart Mill's essay "On Lib-
sity, and Helen Graeber, who spent erty."
two years at the University of Ala-
bama and two years at the Uiversity Delta Epsilon Pi ipeeting at 8
o'clock p. m. sharp, Michigan Union.
A. Stanley, for many years musical All members must be present.
director of the School of Music, as
the finest he had ever heard. Harris Hall: There will be an open-
Tickets for this concert are now -_---__
available at the offices of the School
of Music on Maynard Street, and de-
spite an extremely heavy advance OUR SPECIALTY:
sale President Charles A. Sink re- N urses U n iforms
ported there are still a large number
of seats which have not been re- We have on hand a
served. large quantity of
house tonight at 8:30 for all Episcopal
Students at Harris Hall.
Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore:
Final tryouts for chorus at 4:00. at
the Laboratory Theatre.
Genesee Club: Annual initiation
meeting, Sunday, November 10 ,at
4:30, Union. The meeting will be
followed by a dniner. The speaker
for the evening will be Prof. Slater.
Economics Club: There will be al
meeting at 7:30 Tuesday, November
12, room 302 of the Union, at which
time Professor F. E. Ross will discuss
the subject of the Elections in the
Automobile Industry. Members of
the staffs in Economics and Business
Administration, and graduate stu-
dents in these departments are cor-
Graduate Outing Club will meet at
Lane Hall Saturday, November 9,
3:00 p.m., to go to the Wolverine Day
Camp. There will be hiking and
games in the afternoon and a pro-
gram indoors in the evening. Supper
will be served for approximately 35
cents. All graduate students are cor-
dially invited to attend.
Mixed Splash Party: The U. of M.
Outdoor Club is sponsoring a swim-
ming party at the Intramural Sat-
urday, November 9, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Towels are provided but bring your
own suits. A ten cent charge will be
made. All students invited.
Lutheran Student Club: Sunday
evening, November 10, Prof. Louis
Bredvold will speak to the Club in
the parish hall of the Zion Lutheran
Church on Washington Street.
The social half-hour will be at 5:30
o'clock and supper will be served at 6.
All Lutheran students and their
friends are invited.
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